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Date: 1874 

Description: Engraved view of Maiden's Rock at Lake Pepin. A steamboat is on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1886 

Description: View of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad drawbridge and trestle.

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Callahan Home

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the childhood home of John M. Callahan, State Superintendent of Schools.

Date: 1859 

Description: Typed text on back of photograph: "River Falls Rifle company, River Falls, Wis. Organized 1859, later fought with 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment in Civi...

Photograph

School Building

Date: 1900 

Description: Exterior view of a school building with a group of children and adults gathered in front.

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Baptist Church

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Baptist church.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View looking down Main Street with the St. Leon Hotel visible on the right.

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View down Main Street.

Date: 1880 

Description: Bird's-eye map of River Falls.

Photograph

Rest Stop

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A passenger bus makes a stop at the service station of Gustav H. Schwalen.

Date: 1927-08 

Description: Sanborn map of Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Warehouse

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of a warehouse on the levee, built in 1856.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Stereograph portrait of Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) examining the sixth fragment of a 33 lb. meteorite found in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin...

Date: 1911 

Description: A college student sets out to class in zero degree weather. He is holding his books, wearing a hat and gloves, and has a scarf wrapped around his neck.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State College.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Half stereoview showing the confluence of the Mississippi River and the St. Croix River.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A view of the "Mound".

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Fortune's Car

Date: 1928 

Description: George Fortune of River Falls sitting in his new car, with his dog in the back seat.

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Description: Billhead of J.H. Smith, a dealer in stoves, hardware, tinware, paints and oils, from Ellsworth, Wisconsin, with an array of hardware, including tools, silv...

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